Kollam Holidays

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Kovalam Beach

Day 1: Kovalam

Namaste! Welcome to India! We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kovalam with the rest of the day yours to relax.

The Lighthouse

Day 2: Kovalam

This morning we drive from Kovalam to Trivandrum for sightseeing with our guide to see the Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Museum, and Sri Padmanabha Temple. We return to your hotel in the afternoon enjoy some free time relax on the famous Kovalam Beach.

Beachfront stalls

Day 3: Kovalam

With your guide enjoy a full day excursion to Kanyakumari en route we will visit the Padmanabhapuram palace. In the afternoon visit Vivekananda rock memorial, Statue of Thiruvalloor the day will culminate enjoying sunset from the southernmost tip of India. We then return back to Kovalam remainder of the late evening at your leisure.

Beach sunset

Day 4: Kovalam - Kollam

Leaving Kovalam we drive to Kollam en route we will visit Vallikkavu -Pilgrimage center near Kayamkulam. Vallikkavu is known for Matha Amrithananda Mayi Mutt and Matha Amrithananda Mayi Amma on of India's female Gurus. Evening at leisure.

Day 5: Kollam - Alleppey

This morning board a simply furnished private rice boat for a journey through the backwaters. Crewed by a poler to push the rice boat through the water, a distance of some 20 kms will be covered, during which time the boat will glide past colourful local villages. As for dining, the on board cook will prepare meals using fresh local produce.

Alleppey sunset

Day 6: Alleppey - Kumarakom

Disembark from the houseboat at Kumarakom and we transfer to your hotel nearby. Remainder of the day at leisure to relax and explore.

Sunrise boat trip

Day 7: Kumarakom - Kochi

When you are ready today we will transfer you to Kochi. Reaminder of the day at leisure to explore the city.

Kathakali Dancer

Day 8: Kochi - Goa

The half day guided tour today includes the visit to Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese for a local King in 1555 A.D. The famous Jew Street, a cul-de-sac leading to the beautiful Parsi Synagogue built in 1568 and a walking tour of Fort Cochin. After a departure transfer to Ernakulam Railway station for your train to Goa DEP:- 14:05

Days 9-13: Goa

Arrive Goa at 05:45 hrs and transfer to your hotel in South Goa. Sit back and relax here in this laid back coastal area of India, walk along palm fringed beaches looking for shells and watching the fishermen at work, or simply kick back and enjoy some fresh fruit cocktails served on a silver platter.

Sacred cows on the beach

Day 14: Goa

Departure Transfer to Airport for your flight to Mumbai IT 132 at 1620/1725 hrs in Economy Class. Arrive Mumbai and straight away transfer to International Airport for your flight home at 02:00 AM.

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last updated - 22 Jul 2014 12:09 PM